‘The Prince Childe’ has been languishing as a sketch for a while. Finally I’ve put paint to canvas and had a go at painting him in full. (It’s based on the fairy tale in AS Byatt’s book Possession.) I won’t introduce him to the women of the forest yet as I think the story needs to unfold more slowly.
My son is quite pleased about the painting, as he was not impressed that I’d finished the paintings of the three women in the story and had not done the ‘warrior’.
If you need advice about painting these sort of heroic figures obviously any 12 year old boy, who will be a connoisseur of all things digital and fighting oriented, will be able to advise.
I had a close look at the artwork on the Assassin’s Creed game which gives the level of detail demanded by gamers these days.
My paintings are not so hyper-realised, but they take a fair bit of time and I’ve enjoyed doing something completely from imagination – I might keep going with another set soon. Suggestions welcome.